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're moving off minoring in hip-hop and we'll talk economics here. president obama, maybe we'll talk hip-hop as well, in a final formal news conference before he takes the oath of office here in his second term spoke this morning, pushing for support on raising the debt ceiling. >> and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> so the president says there will be no ransom, you heard him say no bargaining chip in this whole debt ceiling debate. the deadline to raise that ceiling is approaching quickly. some members in congress say they're willing to shut down the government to avoid raising that limit now. joining me now is ben stein. nice to have you
committee. you're talking about the debt ceiling debate. wall street journal says that president obama has escalated the fight. let me show you a little of what he said. [video clip] >> if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners, food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down loose nuclear materials would not get their paychecks, investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is a safe bet. markets could go haywire. interest rates would spike for anyone who borrows money. every homeowner with a mortgage, every student with a college loan, every small business owner who wants to grow. host: your reaction? guest: first, thanks for having me on the show, greta. i have owned the business over 20 years as an entrepreneur, have been looking at budgets for over 30 years. even now, as a businessman who has had a season of public- service, i have 150 employees in virginia. so this i
talked with president obama about this. i know he's strongly committed to real immigration reform. would like to see the dream act passed. i'd like to see a number of other things and we'll work on it. one of your fellow graduates of georgetown, senator durbin, deserves every kind of honor and praise for what he's done in the dream act. he'll be very important in this. >> good morning, senator. "the washington post" had a piece yesterday suggesting that you represented perhaps an obstacle to the passage of gun control legislation. i'm wondering -- obviously you do in a sense. but i'm wondering if sort of standard practice in congress should yield to what many perceive to be an extremely urgent situation. >> i think it is an urgent situation and that's why the first hearings held by anybody, house or senate, is going to be by me and my committee in that. i wasn't quite sure who they were writing about when i read the article, but i will strongly defend the press right to print anything they want, accurate or otherwise, but the fact is -- i'm not suggesting whether this was accurate or not
, and chuck todd here to talk about the numbers in a new poll. that's coming up on "meet the press." >>> and shortly after "meet the press," president obama will be sworn in at a private ceremony at the white house. and earlier today vice president joe biden took his oath. sotomayor swore in the vp. >>> and the families travelled to church for services set to start in a few minutes. and today's services is celebrating president obama's second inauguration as well as the martin luther king jr. holiday and the 175th anniversary of the church. as crowds make their way into downtown tomorrow morning, we will keep you up-to-date, we start early tomorrow, on capitol hill at 4:00 a.m., and you can see the special coverage of the private swearing in ceremony is coming up here after "meet the press." >>> and it's a very exciting time. i know the weather, there are some things that cannot be so promising. >> it could be a lot worse. it could be a lot colder, if it was on tuesday it would have been a lot worse, and it couldn't be as bad as reagan's second inaugural. >> 7
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yours. >> mike: and let's talk about another hot button issue. president obama setting his sights on perhaps the next overhaul of the immigration system. and there is already a republican challenge in the works. >> jennifer griffin joins us live with the details. >> good morning, guys. the president has vowed to take on immigration reform. but florida senator marco rubio whose parents were from cuba, accuses the president of poisoning the well, even last minute laws through an executive order issuing work permits and halting deportation just prior to the election. in a wide ranging interview in the wall street journal, rubio explains why the president must embrace immigration reform and outlines what he hopes to be his signature plan. quote, i don't think there's a lot of concern in this country that we'll now get overrun by ph.d.'s and entrepreneurs. i think it's the rhetoric by a handful of voices in the minority, but loud none the less that have allowed the left to create an unfair perception to conservatives and republicans are anti-hispanic, and anti-immigration, and we do ha
conference at effort to eradicate gun violence. today i joined president obama and vice president biden and countless americans urging congressional leaders to adopt these measures without delay. i would like to also talk about todd jones the director of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms. it is critical as a justice department component. to eliminate the misguided restrictions that require the atf to allow the importation of the dangerous weapon simply because of their age. it comes time when those of us who must put the interests of those who we are privileged to serve above that it might be politically expedient or professionally unsafe. this is one of those times. to improve our enforcement capacity for lost or are we on the books, by enacting commonsense legislation and limit high capacity magazines, i am confident that we can and will make significant strides in reducing the violence that too often afflict our communities. this administration is determined to take her gun violence prevention efforts to a new level. we get did work with leaders like you to strengthen how w
-ranging and inclusive obama said indyk quote womack if there's one thing we can do to repeat -- reduce the violence or one might saved finley have the obligation to try. to talk about a range of remedies with 23 executive actions to prevent gun violence to put a number of these proposals into actions they will soon be introduced and congress and we hope will received kindly consideration. also within the department of justice will continue to do everything in our power to implement recommendations to keep our people safe and secure. but we cannot do this alone it defense on millions of americans with dedicated service like you in order to make a positive difference. reaching call for immediate action congress should move swiftly to acquire universal background checks every time somebody attempts to buy a gun. we can significantly strengthen the ability to keep dangerous individuals from getting deadly weapons but then to run those transactions through the system through licensed gun dealer. many already facilitate those private individuals on a regular basis and we encourage more to make sure they'
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